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Federal informer programming cable

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Premium Subscriber
Jan 17, 2008
New Hartford, Ct
I have been trying to make a programming cable for a federal informer as a little side project and havent had much luck. I bought a DB9 to RJ45 adapter, and have cat5 cable with an RJ45 on one end and an RJ12 on the other end.
Based on what I found online, This is the pin conversion from the serial into the RJ45
And this is what i found in an old thread on here regarding how it should go into the informer.

SO based on those two pieces of information, I have the RJ12 wired as Green/white, Green, Brown/white, open, Blue, Orange/white
I might be doing something wrong or overlooking something, not sure if anybody might have some experience in making one of these and could offer some insight. Thanks for any help in advance.


Active Member
Mar 14, 2004
The lower pinout is correct.

Made several of them, but I used a little more durable 6 conductor stranded cable instead of Cat (whatever) cable. I'm pretty sure it was 6 conductor / 20 ga.
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